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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 27, 2019 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

Not sure what Isbell set you saw, but if you went in expecting "modern country" you would have been better off You Tubing Florida Georgia Line for how shitty "bro country" can get.

I'd stick Isbell in the Americana genre, along with John Moreland, Jeffrey Foucault, Justin Townes Earl and possibly Tyler Childers now that he's seemingly dropped his "screechy, angry redneck" schtick.

But seriously....Jeffrey Foucault. Name a current artist who's writing better than he is...

His best album IMO...Track 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNT4GnehCEg&;list=OLAK5uy_kv-SCrfxm2gC08X69H3nySBUB6Ug34dHg&index=1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTR6GtqzcK8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cduG9yf5mDQ


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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Aug 27, 2019 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

He saw the Lockn set from Sunday. I saw it too, and it had a very "modern country" feel - not quite "bro country" but sorta in that direction. Disappointing and out of place.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 27, 2019 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

The Jason Isbell Mando describes is the one I was looking forward to listening to Sunday night. After his first three songs, "Anxiety" (muh xanex), "White Man's World" (muh self righteousness), and "Hope the High Road" (muh guilt) I was out. Just simply awful songs. It was not the Jason Isbell I had heard before. I did catch their last song, the (Peter Green) Fleetwood Mac song "Oh Well", which was much, much better.

Last snippit from Lockn'. The closing jam to "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad". Really enjoyed the duet that it became from DT & TA (mark 2:15:30) > https://youtu.be/PaJ4auxoI0E?t=8130

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 3, 2019 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lockin '19 Quick Hits

The first 2 of those 3 tunes are instant skips for me. HTHR isn't bad, but in the whole context of The Nashville Sound, it certainly is gratuitous. Same thing for his anthem "Cover Me Up" and "Vampires"...they have both worn thin and he plays them at EVERY.SNGLE.SHOW.

Of course, 90% of the mouth breathers in the JI400U group on Facebook thought it was the greatest set he's ever done and now "all the Dead heads will know about our boy."

He's got a much deeper catalog than he's been playing, so your observation (upon further review) is likely solid.